Posted 08 December 2007 - 03:16 PM
i had an emachines t1860 given to me and was told that it needed a power supply. this is true because there is a big open space in the back on the top. it has windows xp, and was a good computer apparently.
i was also given a "nova" that supposedly had a defective hard drive. this is all the obvious info i have on it. i don't even know what OS it has installed. i have never even heard of nova, but it is a large tower loaded with extras, and it has a power supply. both computers were free.
i removed the ps from the nova, and i thought i labeled each terminal according to which unit/drive it was unplugged from. it looks like i am going to be able to plug everything exactly the way it needs to be plugged (it's amazing how everything is lining up and falling into place) except the emachines has a floppy. it turns out the nova also has a floppy, but i can't recall ever unplugging anything from it.
i can't say whether my issues with the floppy will be the last obstacle with installing this power supply, but i figured with guidance from someone who has been down this road. i might be able to wire this whole thing correctly.
the floppy in the emachines has two sockets. one small 4 pin, and one large 4 pin. the ps has terminals to accomodate those sockets. i may never use the floppy, but i still would like to wire it correctly. any and all expertise is appreciated.